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i'm tara moriarty live in san francisco, where theres have taking away a -- where investigator are taking a burned-out car. the mother of the man authorities say abducted a little boy on tuesday speaks out for the first time on ktvu. this morning google announced it is giving an incredible parting gift to its outgoing ceo. and congresswoman gabrielle giffords' new doctors in texas just reported a medical set b ack. "mornings on 2" begins right n
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ow. the explosion happened in the baggage area at the chechen airport. we're on the scene of developing news in san francisco. in the past few minutes, we learned the body discovered inside a burning car was a female. this car fire happened in the city's haight district. tara moriarty is there and joins us now with what investigators are saying. good morning, tara. >> reporter: well, good morning. we just learned from our sources that the victim, the person t rapped inside of that
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burning car was, indeed, a woman. if you take a look behind me, you can see as crews are getting ready to haul that car away, they've wrapped it up, sealed it up and will take it away from -- to the crime lab. authorities decided to move the entire car with the body inside and then take it away, as to not destroy evidence. we're between webster and page and haight. one neighbor shared with us pictures off his cell phone. he says there was quite a spectacle in the street, seeing how there is an el ellenmy t ri -- elementary school nearby. >> i heard a car alarm. >> they realized there was a body in the vehicle after the
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flames were put out. at this point, we don't have an age or a gender on the victim as the victim's body was severely damaged in this fire. >> reporter: now, we saw police and fire investigators combing the stairwells and bushes with flashlights. we're not sure what they were looking for. workers from the department of health that were here earlier on scene, told us they were here to assist. again, webster is blocked off from paige to haight. i'm not sure how long it will be closed this morning. you can see that there is a cop car there at the top of the hill. there is also one at the bottom. so you definitely cannot get through. we'll let i know when the street reopens. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. oakland police are searching for suspects after a 60-year-old man was assaulted and killed. police found the man on center street just before 11:00 last
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night. he later died at the hospital. investigators say he was suffering from wounds caused by assault with a deadly weapon. we just spoke to police but they are not releasing details about the type of weapon released. the man attacked -- we spoke to the mother of the man suspected of abducting a 4-year- old child. >> reporter: good morning. within the last little while, her gut tells her that her and her grandson are still alive. >> i can't sleep. i can't eat. i'm just -- i'm really nervous. i just want jose to come home. >> reporter: yesterday, volunteers gathered to hand out leaflets alerting neighbors
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about the abduction on tuesday. authorities say 27-year-old jose rodriquez raised julini la guardia at his own -- rodriquez as his own but is not. the stanislaus sheriff's didn't thinks jose may reach out to someone along the way. we just spoke to authorities and the search for the two is e xpected to continue at the delta canal tomorrow morning. two sheriff search teams pulled vehicles from the water last week but none of them have been the 27-year-old toyota corolla rodriquez was seen last driving. they pulled a silver lexus on
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thursday but that vehicle did not match vehicle tracks spotted last week. sis there's no way for the sheriff's department to compare tread marks to that of the m issing corolla the canal s ighting remains the strongest lead so far in this case. the electronic board is still alerting drivers that the child and rodriquez are still out there and missing. we'll continue to have more from rodriquez's mother coming up. back to you. >> thank you, jade. make-- make sure you stay here with us. we'll continue to bring you u pdates and also have information on ktvu.com. google announced it's r ewarding its outgoing ceo d r.
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eric schmidt for the l eadership. he's getting $100 million of stock and stock options between now and 2015. google announced last week, the 55-year-old will step aside as ceo and become chairman. there are reports that he wants to be a talk show host. he's been a regular guest on c nn. let's talk traffic now. sal, how is monday starting out? >> it's not all of -- all that bad. we don't have a lot of major problems out there. good morning, let's take a look at southbound 101. you can see that traffic is busy here. it's not stop and go in san rafael. at the toll plaza of the been, that traffic is going to be busy here. it's backed up for maybe about a ten-minute delay. s that's all. no major problems on the way into san francisco. this morning's drive is busy, likewise for 280. now there there is a car fire
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r eported. northbound 101 as you come up on the capitol expressway. so watch for the crews to be in the area. it's actually closer to tully road. the fire department should be arriving soon. >> let's go to steve. mostly sunny again today. not as warm as the weekend. sunny, nice. temperatures, 70s, low 80s. a little sliver of is coming back from crockett, benicia. it doesn't last long but it's there. overall, we're looking for a lot of sunshine, mild to warm conditions. the evenly wind they can find around the caldecott 20, about 26. other than that things have collapsed in the wind d epartment. they were still howling. patchy fog, chilly, mostly s unny, 0 to 70. santacruz will be close to the 70-degree range. mostly clear.
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wind chill signs. we get fog. it disappears. very dry pattern over us. the last rain was on the 13th. had some rain on the 11th and 13th. we didn't have any and now we're not looking into any this week. we're just not, it looks like a very brutal pattern will continue. the seven to ten-day outlook looks more of the same. that temperature drives on down. kenwood, 32. sonoma, 33. woodside, la fayette, alamo, all 39. plenty of 30s to go around. santarosa, san rafael, 49, though, san francisco a little cooler for some. but everyone is pretty much in the upper 30s. 43 san jose. although not nar away, you can see some -- you can kind some
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30s. occasionally some of these higher clouds continues to dip on down to the north. the rain is way to the north. high pressure is not going anywhere any time soon but some of that fog works its way back in. but that's about it. it doesn't last long. it didn't hold on when it made it all the way to the city. that's not the case this time. there's only patchy fog. 35 to 50. cool, cold, patchy fog, 58 to 64 by noon. this afternoon, 60 to 70. very mild. low 60s, mid-60s. richmond, 64. peninsula, south bay, peninsula area, mid-60s and to santa cruz by 706789 half moon bay, 64 beautiful degrees on the coast. but otherwise and mild to warm. he was a bay area native who became an american physical f itness icon. >> get your knees up higher!
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1, 2, 3, 4! >> jack lalanne died of pneumonia yesterday at his home. he was 96. he was a fixture of tv. he aired right here on ktvu for years and it changed the way america worked out. >> he really brought fitness to everybody. it wasn't just the guys on venice lifting weights. it was you, me, your wife, your husband, your kids. >> lalanne graduated from berkeley and ascended -- and attended uc beveragely. he opened his first gym in 1936. it was american's modern day club. he attributed his long life of two hours of weight lifting and one hour of swimming every day. he made it to 96. certainly an incredible icon.
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>> fascinating man. >> uh-huh. a radical idea. what san francisco residents may soon be able to do to help ease crowded courtrooms. special guests. we just learned someone from t he -- connected to the tucson shooting tragedy will attend the state of the union speech.
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good morning. mostly clear skies. only some hints of some patchy fog. once that burns off, it will be mostly sunny. we'll have highs today, low to mid-60s with a few upper 60s to near 70. here's dave. >> thank you, steve. 7:15. just hours ago, five american sailors arrived in the philippines after being stranded at seas for days by bad weather.
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the philippine coast guard was there. they took these pictures. now, all five, you see them there, they seem to be in good health. they set sail january 6th but never arrived at their destination. that touched off an international search that ended yesterday. the coast guard says a woman on board was able to use her cell phone to make a call. overnight news from germany could further delay executions here in california. the german government is urging its nation's leading drug companies to ignore u.s. requests for supplies of a drug used in lethal injections. that's due to the german government's opposition is the death penalty. drug supplies are growing short after the manufacturer halted production. the shortage has been a major factor for execution delays at san quentin. gorge gascon wants to ease
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traffic in court. the idea is for mediators in seven or eight neighborhood courts -- courts to rule op such crimes as shoplifting, prostitution, minor drug d ealings. tomorrow, president obama will deliver what is said to be the most-watched state of the union this year. this year will bring very odd couples of congress. we've just learned of a special guest. alison burns has more. >> reporter: the white house is starting to tell us who is going to be sitting with the first lady up in the balcony, an h ero -- hero intern daniel hernandez, will be a guest of honor at tomorrow night's state of the union address. you will remember he had been on on the job for just a few days. he's now credited with saving
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congresswoman's gabrielle giffords's life. the tucson shooting has really increased the calls for civility by partnership you will see that on display at tomorrow night's speech as members of congress are looking for members of the opposite party to sit with, usually democrats sit on one side of the house chamber. republicans sit on the other. but in the wake of the assassination attempt on congresswoman gabrielle giffords and the new focus on civility in congress, democrats and republicans are pairing up to sit together. >> i think we might get away from the seesaw and pep rally grade school nature of the state of the unions lately, which is just really silly. so i think it -- they might act more like grownups. now, president obama is expected to make several pitches for increased cooperation during his state of the union address.
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california senator barbara boxer is among those who was calling for the bipartisan seating but we haven't heard yet from her office who she is going to be sitting with. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay. thank you. you can watch the president's state of the union address tomorrow live right here on ktvu channel 2. it's set to begin at 6:00 p.m. you can also find coverage on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com. 7:19. the accused gunman in the tucson shootings is due to appear in a phoenix courthouse today to face additional charges. jared louer in is accused of shooting 19 people including gabrielle giffords. six people died. louer in has already been charged with three counts of murder. today he may be charged with murder for the deaths of the six people and we will go live to tucson for an update at 7:45.
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in the meantime, housto congresswoman giffords remains in icu because of a builtup of spinal fluid in her brain. doctors say it happened after her move to houston from to sop. they hoped to transfer her more quickly to a rehab center when arrived. they say she could be ready for rehab by the end the week. federal regulators say a report says two chances were missed before the san bruno explosion. the pipeline and hazardous material safety add min considered suffer -- administration considered t ougher rules. after that explosion, the agency passed rules require companies to report their pipeline. 7:20.
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it's the cheeseheads versus the terrible towels for super bowl -- for the super bowl. [ cheers ] >> fans went crazy. quarterback and former cal star aaron rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a t ouchdown- saving tackle. >> great game! >> best defense in the world, baby! >> fans were going crazy in pittsburgh. the steelers beat the jets to win the afc championship. packers are two 1/ 1/2 favorites. it happened on february 6th in dallas and you can watch it right here. >> right here. >> did i here you -- hear you screaming? >> i thought the jets were
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gonna come back. >> time now 7:21. why evacuation notices may no longer be sent to certain cal students. also, tv's -- tv's most popular talk show host has just revealed a big family secret. right now traffic is busy as you drive to the valley. you can see a live picture of 37. we have stop-and-go traffic there. we'll tell you more about the south bay commute when we r eturn.
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welcome back. think you've had a rough c ommute? there's been a real rough commute in this washington, d.c. area. this is the story we gave you at breaking news this morning in our 4:30 newscast. the inner loop over the capitol beltway has been closed since 2:00 a.m. our time because of this water main break caused by a car crash. to make matters worse, it's
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freezing cold there. so the water gushing up is now freezing on highway. they say the beltway could be closed for several more hours. "the daily californian" has reported that a plan has been put in place and that students with pending state awards will no longer get eviction notices. oprah winfrey has just released a -- revealed a family secret. just moments ago she announced on her show that she's found a sister she never knew she had. she said her mother put her sister up for adoption shortly after her birth and after a life of foster homes, patricia d ecided to search for her f
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amily. it's slow up to bird aif on highway 17. it stays there all the way up to cupertino.
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let's go to steve. patchy fog. a few high clouds. temperatures, a lot in the mid- 60s. we are already seeing some of those high clouds lifting -- drifting down from the north. no rain. but some of the lows are on the cold side. mostly sunny today and mild to warm. cold morning lows. kenwood 32. sonoma, 33. losgatos, gilroy, 37. menlo park, palo alto, 38. lafayette, walnut creek, alamo, 39. a lot of 30s including santa rosa's 39. 35 in san francisco. breezy in the hills. low to mid-60s.
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sanfrancisco, 64. richmond/sanrafael. warmup near the peninsula. 64 pleasanton, livermore, los gatos, all 67. sunny, breezy, and mostly sunny, mild to warm all the way at the end of the week, tori and dave. >> it is 7:27. tens of thousands of people living in amounts in santa clara county could be in danger if a big earthquake strikes and why many may not be aware of the risk. police are saying a phony veterinarian is responsible for horrible acts of cruelty. public wocrews in san francisco plan to step on the great highway. this step is the reason why. we'll tell you when it had be closed.
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if you take a rook over h ere, you can see the charred remains. this is where a burning car was found with a woman's body i nside. police and fire investigators are really taking their time with this case. they want to thoroughly analyze the evidence. they brought enough flat-bed tow truck to toe away the car. it will now go to a laboratory
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for further analysis. one neighbor shared these pictures shot off a cell phone. neighbors say they heard a car alarm going off. they rushed to the windows and saw the car on fire. >> reporter: we saw police and fire investigators combing the stairwell and bushes with flashlights. we're not sure what they were looking for. at this point, the woman is considered a dane doe until investigators can confirm her identity. if you step out here over into the street, this is webster. this was shut off between haight and paige but it has reopened. so you should experience no delays in this area whatsoever.
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breaking news in -- breaking news in florida. there's been an officer- involved shooting. these are live pictures -- this is happening in st. petersburg in the city asouth side. three people have been wounded. two city police officers in critical condition. a u.s. marshal is in stable condition. the shooting happened as the u.s. marshal service arrived at a house at 8:00 a.m. to serve a warrant on a suspect for aggregated battery. there is a local school nearby.
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the suspect is obviously still on the loose. three law enforcement officers shot and injured. we will continue this story and bring you more information as we get it. meanwhile, the search will resume this morning for a m issing san francisco fisherman who is believed to have fallen overboard in the delta. harry lee lee's boat was found saturday afternoon threat -- floating unattended in e astern -- in eastern contra costa county. >> he loved to fish. he was out there by himself yesterday. sheriffs say lee was wearing a life jacket but it was the type
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that has to be manually o perated. they say if he hit his head or became unconscious for some reason, he would not have been able to activate it. overnight an earthquake shook the san jose area. it was a magnitude 3. it struck east of the city about 11:15 last night. it happened about ten miles north of morgan hill. now, that tremor is the second to shake the san jose area this month. there was a 4.1 magnitude quake on january 7th. an estimated 90,000 people in santa clara county live in amounts that are vulnerable in an earthquake and they don't know it. the team at san jose state university conducted a survey about eight years ago that c ounted more than 2700 soft story apartments in the county. that's a building with a weak first floor. the exact addresses of the b uilding still have not been
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announced yesterday. came me upmaldonado of soledad is accused of cropping the ears of dogs to make them stand up straight. the owner of two 14-week-old puppies turn his dogs over the s pca after their ears became infected. there is a $1 north korea reward to find maldonado. 7:36. a northern california man has died while swimming off the shores of kauai during a vacation. it appears that charles mcgown was in distress while stilling off the south shore. the lifeguards were able to help him to shore. they performedded cpr but unfortunately, he was announced dead shortly after arrive -- after arriving at the hospital.
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a southern california man is in critical condition this morning. he almost drowned at the maverick surf stop. jacob was paddling saturday morning when pulled over by a wave. this is video of the seen we first showed you on saturday. he was airlifted to the h ospital. he's been placed in a medically induced coma. 7:36. just over an hour from now, city crews will close a section of the great highway between lincoln way and sloan boulevard. >> reporter: it's a beautiful and clear morning here. you can see the waves coming up and over to the left you can see there's quite a few cars parked out here. a short time ago, we saw about a dozen surfers head into the water. if you are planning on heading out here later this afternoon, keep in mind one of the great highways to get here will be
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closed. sanfrancisco department of public work crews plan to clean up the debris and we talked to people who drive along the great highway and they say that sand in the road can affect the driving conditions. it can be a particular problem. a sand berm might form. >> especially like coming into the parking lot, you know, there will be drifts of sand and, you know, the buses and all of that to park here to turn around. you can tell.
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>> reporter: now, the san francisco department of public works has been tackling the problem of erosion on the great highway. you are looking at some pictures from newschopper2, taken last year between december 2009 and january 2010, as much as 70 feet of the bluff below the highway eroded away during some winter storms. last year, the department of public works had to place a 4 20-foot long rock wall along this portion of the great highway. that's what -- you are looking at part of it. but again, starting tomorrow, the great highway will be closed to together between sloat and lincoln way. it will be cloaked until 3::00 and again tomorrow and every day this week until friday. live in san francisco, back to you. >> thank you. got the heads up on that. sal is here to tell us about the rest of the commute. how are we doing this. >> right now, we're doing pretty well around the bay area. as a matter of fact, if you are
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driving on the bay area freeway, so far we've had slow traffic. not a lot of cash crashes. westbound 24 is busy. eastbound 24 there was a car fire on the shoulder. you may see a fire truck. of course at this time of the morning, there's only one tunnel heading that way. moving along and taking a look at -- taking a look at the westbound bay bridge, it's b acked up to where a 15-minute delay before you get on the bridge. we've been checking out the south bay. 280 traffic is the busiest now coming up through highway 80. 85 is slow from 17 heading up to the very same area. northbound 101 is looking good, all the way up to sunny vary. let's go to steve. a lot of sunshine. it will be a gorgeous day. just patches of fog from the
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valley. a few high clouds. some cold lows this morning but we're in another stretch of dry weather. january2011. not looking like it will give us more rain. the last rain was about .10 or .25. on the 11th. there has not been too many rain days. it doesn't look like there's anything coming any time soon. oakland, 72. that tied a record high yesterday. salinas, 82. the old mark was 80 in 1968. and on saturday, santa rosa, 74 very warm out. 30s and 40s. walnut creek 39. although temperatures are already starting to bounce off some of these lows. the peninsula i've seen anywhere from 38 to 48. sanfrancisco, 49. oakland, 44. santarosa, though, 44. freemont started off at 39. 66 for the high today in
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fremont under mostly sunny skies. occasionally some higher clouds. not much in the way of wind except a little ease bay hill. concord southwest, 3, fair field not even a northeast. santarosa, calm at san jose, calm at napa, calm vacaville. there's not much going on in the wind department which means there is a lot of sun. there's some fog out in the valley. that's a given. it's not going anywhere but that pattern war we -- where we had it back in keeping us cold, that's not materializing. >> so 35 to 50 on the lows for the morning and then we'll have mostly sunny skies. 58 to 64 by noon. by this afternoon and this evening. fair, mild, to warm. low 60s to mid-60s. 64 san rafael. sanfrancisco, 64, same for
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pleasanton, livermore, san jose, 67. if you like this weather you had like this week, tori. >> i do like this weather. so it sounds good. which local murder trial may need to call in 1,000 perspective jurors. facebook and twitters g etting key advise from the -- advice from the pope. and we'll go live to arizona as the shooting suspect heads to court and we'll find out why he's not facing murder charges.
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jury selection is set to
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get underway in the murder trial of chauncey bailey. was shot and killed on a ugust 2nd, 2007. former your black muslim bakley leader, yusef bey iv and anton mackey face the murder -- c harges. jared loughner, the suspect in the mass shooting in tucson circumstances due to appear in court about 12:350. our reporter is -- 12:350. our reporter is in phoenix. paul? >> reporter: when loughner goes into the recall coo he will here attempted murder. he's not been indicted on m urder. that remains to be seen down the road.
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that brings with it the possibility of the death p enalty. >> reporter: the now behind this mugshot has been charged with attempting to kill gabrielle giffords and two of her aide. six were killed, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. federal agents building a case against lou inform have searched had his home and questioned people who knew him. employees at this shop say he e nchoired about a tattoo of a bullet. >> we got some -- kind of some weird vibes from him. i told the fbi all he was t alking t alking about was his crazy dreams. besides his role in the s hooting, investigators are searching for evidence of mental illness and are trying to learn what triggered the rampage. the congresswoman ecousin believes some questions will remain unantibioticsed. >> i don't think we'll fully
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understand the why and the how, you know, the reason for what happened on the 8th of j anuary. >> reporter: giffords has been transferred to a hospital in houston. she's not yet ready to start rehabilitation because of fluid on her brain. but doctors is -- but doctors say they are surprised with the progress she's already made and mark kelly, her husband, has been indicted -- invited to the state of the union address tomorrow. he will sit with michelle obama. the prosecutors have filed a change of venue. they want everything sent back to -- sent back to tucson. back to you dave,. >> thank you, paul. 7:48. within the last hour, we just got some new information about the gunman who was fatally shot after wounding four police officers at a detroit police station. the police chief says the man
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had a relative who was scheduled to be sentenced in a double homicide. polices say 38-year-old lamar moore walked past the police station's front desk yesterday and started -- started shooting down a hallway hitting at least four officers. the ininjured police officers are expected to survive. detroit's police chief says the police department is reassessing all of its security and all o f -- at all of its police stations. a member of los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa's staff is on leave after being arrested on suspicion of a ttacking people at a nightclub. police say they received a domestic violence calls. the staffer is a member of the gang reduction and youth development office.
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7:49. well, this morning, the pope issued a message about re-- issued a message about being responsible online. this was part of his speech for the -- as a way to reach out. movie fans may love the twilight saw go but it's been nominated -- saga but it's been nominated for the worst movies. winners will be announced february 26th. i believe sandra bullock won both a rayzy and an oscar --
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razzy and an or cass. and an oscar. this is a live picture but that's the cruise ship. the reason why there were no passengers on board when it got here and why the ship will be here for at least a month. sleeping with your pet. the new study may have you t hinking twice before you take a nap with fido.
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welcome back time now, 7:53. in case you didn't hear, it's cold on the -- in the northeastern u.s. a lot of people are waking up to some of the coldest temperatures they've seen in years. temperatures expected to drop to less than 30 below zero in some parts of the northeast. already at least two deaths are blamed on that bitter cold weather including in c onnecticut, a woman was found frozen, dead, in her driveway.
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the severe conditions are believed to be coming from that cold air mass steve's been telling us from canada. 7:53. the cruise ship that was stranded off the southern california coast last year, it's now in san francisco for repairs starting today. here's a live look at the ship in the bay right now as dave pointed out. it's a little hazy of a shot. this morning bay area workers will start fixing the damage on board the carnival splendor. an engine fire at sea left 4500 crew members and passengers without electricity, food for several days last year. they are launching a new effort to stop water bottle, plastic. the city is replacing with
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refilling stations. the first ones are located in golden gate park. the academy sciences, the airport and several schools. >> very interesting. something to think about. sleeping with your pets could be hazardous to your health. this is according to a new study from uc davis. about diseases you can actually catch from dogs and cats. researchers came up with a list of contagious decembers, i ncluding the plague, internal parasites and cat scratch disease. never heard of that one. they are saying the risk is low but when it happens it can actually be loyal, especially for children and for people would have weak immune systems. it was just something to think about. >> it's -- it 6:ousy can be pretty serious -- it obviously can be pretty serious. kind of reminds you of that song "cat scratch fever." >> gosh, tori. you are dating us. i know what you are talking
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about but everybody under 40 does not. [ laughter ] northbound 280 getting up to highway 17. that traffic is moving along a go. but coming around to highway 17 someone in the control room said ted nugent sang that song. yeah! good knowledge! let's take a look at 880 northbound. some stop-and-go traffic getting up to high street. high street area is clear. the westbound bay bridge backed up for about a ten-minute wait at the toll plaza. let's go to steve. sal, there's not much going on. it will be sunny, nice. the fog looks like it's r etreating back to the valley. temperatures starting off cold. 30s and 40s. hazy sunshine now. there's some pog that could work into our forecast. it's a very boring forecast. but that's all right if you like the sunshine. mild conditions, patchy fog, chilly. 70 near santa rosa.
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mid-40s. upper 40s, san francisco 49. the higher clouds from the system that say i think i will go to san francisco, vancouver, oregon. fair, nice to mild. patchy fog. breezy east bay hills but even that looks like it's tailing o ff. low 60s, mid- to upper 60s. the five-day forecast -- there's not much going on. it's quiet. it looks like it's gonna stay quiet during the month. all right. thank you, steve. developing news, a power full explosion has rocked m oscow's busiest airport, dozens of people are dead. >> november 16th, 2009, i was coming home from school and i was shot on the left side of my head. >> boy, in new york city, an emotional gathering of people affected by gun violence. the change the mayor, michael bloomberg, is calling for in gun laws. the reason investigates -- investigators have expanded the
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search for a boy abducted -- abducted in patterson.
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live in san francisco, fire crews make a gruesome discovery inside a burning car. we'll tell what you investigators are doing now and why neighbors are so concerned.
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the mother of the man accused of kidnapping a 4-year- old paterson boy speaks out about her son. a top executive leaving google may be considering a new career in television. he started his career right here on channel 2, the fitness guru who changed the way we work out. the second hour of mornings on 2 begins right now. welcome back to mornings on 2. i'm cory campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's monday, january 24. >> we're continuing to follow breaking news out of russia. 31 people are dead after an explosion shut the busiest airport in moscow. the russian president announced it to be what he called a terror attack that happened two hours ago at the airport.
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besides 31 people, another 130 people are injured. there are reports that a suicide bomber is behind the attack and that the explosion happened in the international arrival halls. chechnyan rebelled have carried out attacks in recent years and the president of russia is ordering authorities to beef up security at moscow's two other airports, transport facilities including the subway system which has been the target of past terror attacks. back here at home, in the past hour we talked to the mother of the man suspected of kidnapping a 4-year-old boy. we have the plea from the suspect's mother. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jose rodriguez's mother lives in san jose, and within the last hour-and-a-half, we spoke to her by phone. she told us that her gut tells her that her son and 4-year-old
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juliani cardenas are alive. >> i do not know where my son is at. i don't know. he hasn't contacted me or contacted the family, i'm very worried about him and the baby. >> reporter: yesterday volunteered hand the out leaflets. his mother is convinced her son would not hurt him because he raised juliani as his own son despite not being his father. he broke up the mother recently, the split and his recent job loss hit jose hard. the stanislaus county deputy told the the search will continue tomorrow at the delta- mendota canal. five vehicles were pulled from the water but none have been the silver toyota corolla 27- year-old jose rodriguez was
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last seen driving on tuesday, the day of the abduction. a farm hand thought he saw a car roll into the war the day rodriguez disappeared. the canal sighting remains the strongest lead in this case so far. we're live in san jose where message boards reminds drivers they are missing. authorities will concentrate in the south bay and along the highway near stanislaus and fresno. the authorities think he may reach out to someone in the bay area. the search in the canal begins tomorrow morning. reporting live in san jose, ktvu. >> stay with us for the very latest developments in the search for juliani cardenas. we'll bring you information throughout the day on our
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channel 2 website, ktvu.com. in the past half hour, police reopened the section of webster street in san francisco. the street was blocked off between page and haight after a woman's body was found inside a burning car. tara moriarty is at the scene. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. one of the head scratchers is the burning car was facing this direction, but if you'll take a look here at the arrow this is a one-way street. obviously the person pulled in incorrectly. that's one of the things that investigators are going to have to figure out. if you look down here, you can see debris left over from where the fire was burning and also if you look up you can see it where the tree was singed. right now we'll take a look at some pictures that a neighbor shot off his cell phone. the body was found inside of the car and it is that of a woman. just after 3:00 this morning, witnesses say they heard a car
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alarm go off. they rushed to the window and saw the car engulfed in flames. arson and homicide investigators had the car removed by a tow truck to preserve the evidence and it is being analyzed right now at a laboratory. neighbors say it was quite a spectacle. >> it's really crazy, two blocks down is like an elementary school, and we live across the street here. so we know the neighborhood pretty well. and, yeah, it was shocking. >> reporter: we're here off of rose, it's a side street off of webster. one neighbor who lives across the street said he is concerned about drugs. he said there's a lot of truck activity in this neighborhood. and other people we talked to say they are working hard to keep these sidewalks safe. now, again, firefighters and police investigators were combing the bushes and stairwells with flash lights. we're not sure what they were looking for early this morning. obviously it was connected to the case.
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they even said they weren't sure what they were looking for, so if that's a weapon or not, we don't know at this point. again, we're on rose, right here. if you take a look, this is webster, the big street that was blocked off, one block right here, for much of the morning. it just reopened, i would say a half an hour ago. if you need to get through the area, there are absolutely no delays at this point. we're live in san francisco. i'm tara moriarty. a 60-year-old man was assaulted and killed. police found the man on center street before 11:00 last night. he later died at the hospital. investigators say he was suffering from wounds caused by an assault with a deadly weapon. we spoke to police within the past hour, but they are still not releasing details about the type of weapon that was used. no arrests have been made. time now 8:06.
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google made an announce. it's giving outgoing c.e.o. $100 million for his leadership in the past decade, giving him the money in stock and stock options between now and 2015. google announced last week the 55-year-old will step aside as the c.e.o. and become executive chairman in april. and there are published reports schmidt wants to become a talk show host. he's been a regular guest on a cnn foreign affairs program. the accused gunman in the tucson shootings is due to appear in a phoenix courthouse today to face additional charges. the 22-year-old jared loughner is accused of shooting 19 people including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. six of the shooting victims died. loughner has already been charged with three counts of attempted murder for the shootings of giffords and two of her aides. today he may be charged with murder for the deaths of the six people. in new york city this morning, mayor bloomberg is calling for changes to the nation's gun laws. he just spoke at a news
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conference ten minutes ago. >> 34 people have spoken. that's because there are 34 deaths from handguns in america every single day. >> for 20 minutes before bloomberg spoke, 34 people who have been affected by gun violence took turns stepping up to the microphone to tell their stories. and they include a family member of victims in the tucson shootings, virginia tech and columbine. bloomberg is calling for loopholes in gun laws. 8:08. let's see what's happening in the commute. sal, if you're on 880 you're not happy, are you? >> no, it's slow. if that's part of your commute, or the east bay commute in general, it's getting slow. the only good news, we don't have a lot of major accidents. we don't have any major ones
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right now that we know of. we have fender benders out there. this is a live look at 880 northbound. traffic is slow past the coliseum, and right now traffic is going to continue to be that slow all the way up to the brick wall in oakland. no major problems. 880 southbound after thornton avenue, a two-car accident has been moved to the shoulder. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is moving along -- well, it's okay, an 8 to 10- minute delay. if you're driving into livermore valley, westbound 580 traffic is busy, especially coming in off the altamonte pass. it's better by dublin. look at the red on the maps here. 880 is not doing well southbound. slow traffic from hayward, union city to the fremont area. in the south bay we have slow traffic on 280 and 85 into the valley. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. mostly sunny. we have some patchy fog, high clouds, but the days will be
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nice, warm, not as warm as the weekend but lots of upper 60s. looking for rain, it's not going to happen this week, probably not for the month. the last rain was the 13th, some on the 11th, the 1st and 2nd was light. a low might break through next week but that doesn't do a darn thing. i wouldn't bank on that. 50 is an 8 a.m. temperature, some of these are left over from this morning. hayward 47. mountain view 46. fremont started at 39. we'll go 56 at noon, 66 for a high today with sunshine, occasionally higher clouds but overall a dry stable pattern, even the wind is showing signs of being calm.
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san jose calm. also for oakland, concord, vacaville, santa rosa and southwest at fairfield. they have been looking at an east-northeast bringing back fog from the valley. when they get a southwest, they won't get much in the way of fog at all. a chilly morning. and some satellite data shows everything is headed to the north. the forecast does call for occasionally some early morning fog and it's mainly off to eastern solano, contra costa county, parts of the north bay and doesn't last long. the jet stream, way to the north showing no signs of visiting us soon. chilly readings not morning. 60 to 70, cooler towards the areas to the east but mid-60s for almost everybody, upper 60s on the peninsula to near 70 for santa cruz and today's forecast, sunshine, a few high clouds, i don't see any reason to deviate the rest of the week. >> thank you. 8:11. he was a bay area native who
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made it hip to be fit. >> knee to elbows. one, two, three, four. all the way in. >> he did that and always smiled. jack lalanne died of pneumonia yesterday at his home in san luis obispo county at the age of 96. he was a legend, a fixture during the golden age of television. his ground breaking exercise program actually aired right here on ktvu channel 2 for years. it changed the way america worked out. >> he really brought fitness to everybody. it wasn't, you know, just the guys on venice, lifting weights. it was you and me and, you know, your wife, your husband, your kids. >> jack lalanne graduated from berkeley high school, went to uc berkley opened his first gym in oakland in 1936. it was america's first modern day fitness club. jack lalanne credited his long healthy life to two hours of weight lifting and hour of swimming every day, even in his
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90s. he told the joke that dieing, if he died, it would ruin his image. he was known as a very nice man too. >> yeah, and you said he was short. >> very short man, very buff. >> very muscular. a wonderful man. >> yeah, all right. 8:12. we have some breaking news regarding the officer-involved shooting in florida. we have just learned the shooting has taken a terrible toll. >> also, there's new evidence coming out suggesting the feds may have been able to stop the san bruno pipeline disaster, some outside pressure may have led to inaction. also, while president obama is putting the finishing touches on tomorrow night's state of the union address, the dating game, many members of congress say they are engaged in, preparing for the president's address.
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>> the german government is urging its nation's leading drug companies to ignore u.s. requests for supplies of a drug used in lethal injections, due to the german government's opposition to the death penalty. many u.s. states are running short, california received a shipment last week. >> george gascon wants to ease crowding by setting up a network of volunteer-run community courts to handle misdemeanor offenders. the san francisco chronicle says this idea is for mediators in seven or eight neighborhood courts to rule on shoplifting, prostitution, minor drug
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violations and illegal sidewalk sitting. 8:17. right now president obama is appearing at an event for military families. these are live pictures of the event, and the president is highlighting nearly 50 commitments by federal agencies called on to provide u.s. service members and their families with more support. the hope is that the presidential initiative will help military families maintain strong families. the white house says the plan will provide improved career and educational opportunities, ensure adequate health care, and expand access to child care. as president obama prepares pho -- to deliver the state of the union address some members of congress feel like they are looking for a date for the prom. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you. it is a show of unity after the tucson shooting. some lawmakers are looking for
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members of the opposite party to sit with during tomorrow night's state of the union address. now, usually democrats sit on one side of the house chamber, republicans sit on the other. it's like watching a see-saw with them standing up to clap for different things. some home to put partisanship aside for the speech by sitting together but it's only going so far. mitch mcconnell said he's going to sit in his regular seat and he's already expressing skepticism about the president's message. >> with all due respect, anytime they want to spend, they call it investment. you'll hear the president talk about investing a lot tuesday night. >> reporter: we're also starting to find out who is sitting with the first lady in the balcony. the white house says daniel hernandez, the hero intern who rushed to help congresswoman gabrielle giffords after the shooting, will be a guest of honor. there are also reports that members of giffords' medical team have been invited.
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reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, channel 2 news. you can watch the president's state of the union address tomorrow live right here, 6 p.m. you'll find coverage on ktvu.com as well. new reports say federal regulators missed at least two chances to approve the safety before september's san bruno pipeline explosion. the san francisco chronicle reports in 2003 and 2005, the pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration considered tougher rules but didn't impose them because of industry pressure. after that explosion last september, the agency did pass rules requiring the companies to report which techniques were used to check their pipelines. pg&e is denying that better reporting would have prevented the san bruno explosion. 8:20. it's the cheeseheads versus the terrible towels for super bowl xlv.
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fans went crazy in wisconsin as the green bay packers beat the long-time rival chicago bears 21-14 in the nfc game. quarterback and former cal star aaron rodgers ran for a touchdown and made a touchdown- saving tackle after throwing an interception. >> a great game. we're going for number seven, baby. >> number one defense in the world, baby! >> fans were going crazy in pittsburgh. the steelers beat the new york jets 24-19 to win the afc championship. the packers are 2 1/2 point early favorites to win february 6 in dallas. you can watch it right here on ktvu. it was so cold. >> freezing cold. >> and some players weren't wearing long sleeved shirts or anything. oh my gosh. also crazy. >> two great teams. 8:21. a big shakeup at a major
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clothing chain, what's happening and the impact it will have on stores in california. >> the secret is out. oprah winfrey reveals a big surprise about a member of her family. good morning. traffic looking good headed to the high-rise. more straight ahead.
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>> good morning. welcome back. 8:24. j.c. penney getting rid of its
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outlet and catalog businesses, nationwide. in a includes catalog stores in pleasant hill, san rafael, gilroy and pleasanton and closing customer call centers. they are streamlining their operations to boost profits. 8:24. it was another emotional reunion on the oprah winfrey show about one hour ago, but this time oprah was in the spotlight. the talk show host was reunited with a sister she didn't know she had. oprah said her half sister patricia was given up for adoption as a child, grew up in foster homes and raised two children as a single mother. patricia realized in 2007 oprah might be her sister. >> that sounds like a topic for oprah. >> it does. there it was. >> okay. time now 8:25. sal, what's happening in our commute right now? >> we'll check the bay area
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bridges, dave and tory, and see what it's like if you have to cross the other side of the bay. golden gate bridge looking good there, the bottom right. san mateo bridge looks good. richmond looks good. the bay bridge has an 8 to 10 minute wait. 8:25, here is steve. >> thank you. sunshine, it looks nice. >> for a while. >> i don't see any rain coming in here anytime soon. occasionally higher clouds, patchy fog, but even that looks like it's losing the battle. the wind is not much of a factor unless you're right up in the oakland hills or higher elevations, and even then it's tailing off. mostly sunny, partly sunny at times, but there's lots of warm temperatures. after some cold morning lows, lake port 32, kenwood, cordelia, fox on the ground. sonoma 33. lafayette, walnut creek dipped to 39. still some 30s around. patchy fog, but fairfield now
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has a southwest wind at 3. not even an east-northeast. that will not draw the fog in or any fog that makes it doesn't stand much of a chance. 50 in san francisco. high pressure, large and in charge, says i like it out here in the west, i'm going to hang out for a while. patchy fog occasionally, breezy in the hills but really it's just sunny and nice. low 60s, mid-60s to upper 60s, even 70 degrees for some. not as warm as the weekend but above average on temps. i don't see any changes, just subtle changes day-to-day, dave. >> thank you. 8:27. coming up, a disturbing discovery that has the spca warning people this morning. also, congresswoman gabrielle giffords continues to make progress, but a medical issue has delayed her rehabilitation and the new charges the suspected gunman in the tucson shootings could face today. a san francisco highway scheduled to be shut down this afternoon, we'll tell what you crews plan to move out of the
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we're following breaking news coming from florida this morning. just moments ago, we found out that two police officers were killed in a shooting in st. petersburg, near tampa. you're looking at live pictures. a lot of police activity right now. we've also heard that a third officer, a u.s. marshal, was wounded. the marshal and those officers had gone to arrest an armed suspect on aggravated battery charges, a known criminal with a long history of crimes. the suspect is still, as we
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speak, barricaded inside that house. as you can see, it's surround by s.w.a.t. teams. two police officers have been shot and killed in st. petersburg, florida. >> and a police officer in oregon has been shot after he pulled over a man for speeding. he was shot more than once. we don't know much more. police say the shooter is still on the loose. police are looking for him and this is a breaking story. we'll continue to follow this from oregon and bring you details as we get it. 8:31. the search will resume this morning for a missing san francisco fisherman believed to have fallen overboard in the delta. 51-year-old harry lee's boat was found unattended near bethel island. the sheriff's office searched with boats and divers both saturday and yesterday.
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investigators say lee was wearing a life jacket but it is the type that has to be manually operated. >> if he were to fall over and hit his head or be unconscious he wouldn't be able to activate. >> we're holding up. we're going to stay positive and hope for the best. >> and deputies say when they found the boat, the motor was still running. that indicates mr. lee was probably sitting in the front of the boat. they are saying he may have hit an object or a big wave that could have knocked him into the water. time is now 8:32. this morning jury selection will get underway in the trial of two men accused of killing bay area journalist chauncey bailey. the oakland post editor was shot and killed august 2, 2007. two men are facing murder charges in the case. prosecutors say bey ordered bailey's murder to stop him
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from writing about the bakery's financial partners. 1000 prospective jurorrors may be filling out questionnaires. >> jared loughner, the suspect in the january 8 mass shooting in tucson, is scheduled to appear in court at 12:30 today. the arraignment will be held in phoenix. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning. because a federal judge was killed and also a congressional aide, this is a potential death penalty case. the prosecution is moving carefully. today loughner will be arraigned on attempted federal murder charges. the man behind the now infamous mug shot has been charged with attempting to kill arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and two of her aides. the 22-year-old jared loughner is suspected of shooting 19 people at a grocery store in tucson, arizona. six were killed, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. federal agents building the case against loughner searched his home and questioned people
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who knew him. employees at this shop say he inquired about a tattoo of a bullet. >> we got some weird vibes from him. i told the fbi all he was talking about what his crazy dreams and how he knew how to control them. >> investigators are searching for evidence of mental illness and trying to learn what trigged the rampage. the congresswoman's husband believes some questions will remain unanswered. >> i don't think we're ever going to fully understand the why and the how, and the reason for what happened on the 8th of january. >> reporter: giffords has been transferred to a hospital in houston, she's not ready to start rehabilitation because of fluid on the brain but doctors say they are surprised with the progress she's already made. back here at the federal courthouse, prosecutors are going to file a motion today. they want all future hearings moved back down to tucson where
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the witnesses and victims live. and then on the horizon, the defense will no doubt try to seek a change of venue and have the case moved out of the state of arizona. their fear, they can not get a fair trial here because of all the tremendous pre-trial publicity. >> is there any word on the amount of security that is planned for today's hearing? >> reporter: well, we can see already, you can't see off camera but to the left and right we see police officers in helmets, streets are sealed off. it looks to be heavy security. >> we will continue to follow the story. thank you, live in arizona. 8:35. overnight an earthquake shook the san jose area, it was a magnitude 3 hitting east of the city at 11:15, 10 mills north of morgan hill. the tremor is the second to shake the san jose area this month. it was a 4.1 quake on january
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7th. an estimated 90,000 people in santa clara county live in vulnerable apartments and may not know it. a survey counted 2500 soft story apartments in the county. that's a building that has a weak first floor. the exact addresses of the buildings have not been announced yet. the survey was partially paid for by the county's emergency preparedness council but the executive board was worried they would be exposed to lawsuits if that list caused property values to go down. 8:36. the monterrey county spca is warning people about a man suspected of mutilating puppies and posing as a veterinarian. damian maldonado is accused of cropping the ears of dogs to make them stand up straight. the owner of two 14 week old puppies turned his dogs over to the spca after their ears
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became infected. monterrey county is offering a $1000 reward to find maldonado. 8:36. a northern california man has died while swimming off hawaii. lifeguards say it appeared the 68-year-old carmel resident charles mcgowan was in distress while swim offing kawaii's south shore. lifeguards perform cpr but he was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. a southern california man is in critical condition this morning after almost drowning at the mavericks surf spot near half moon bay. the 30-year-old jacob trent was paddling saturday morning when he was pulled under by a huge wave. you're looking at video that we first showed you on saturday. he was air lifted to the hospital. they placed him in a medically induced coma. in 15 minutes, city crews will close the section of san francisco's great highway between lincoln way and slope
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boulevard. we have what drivers can expect. good morning, ali. >> reporter: good morning, tory. it's sunny and clear at ocean beach in san francisco, all morning long we watched several surfers head into the water and take advantage of the great weather. if you plan on heading to ocean beach, one of the main highways to get here will be closed. 20 minutes from now the great highway is scheduled to be closed to traffic between slope boulevard and lincoln way. it will stay closed until 3 p.m. today and then again every day this week until friday. i just got off the phone with the public information officer. crews will bring in heavy machinery to clear away some of the sand dunes that you see on the side of the road. they will also relocate and move some sand back to ocean beach where it came from. as you know, ocean beach runs parallel to the great highway. sometimes with the coastal wind, the sand from the beach ends up on the road. people who drive along the great highway and come here
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frequently say despite the inconvenience to drivers, they are glad to hear about the maintenance work. >> it's a good thing, because people drive motorbikes and bicycles and cars, and if you get in the soft sand you'll sink and pull the wheel. i've seen people wreck over here by the zoo. >> especially like coming into the parking lot, you know, there will be drifts of sand and the buses and all that that park here that turn around, you can tell. >> reporter: the san francisco department of public works has been tackling the problem of erosion on the great highway for the past couple years. we're look at some pictures from news chopper 2 taken last year. last year between december 2009 and last january, as much as 70 feet of the bluff below, part of the great highway, eroded away during some winter rain storms. back out here live, we want to show you the department of public works last year put up a 420-foot rock wall along this portion of the great highway, those are the rocks you're
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looking at there, to shore up the bluff below it. again, today starting at 9:00, the great highway will be closed. it's 20 minutes from now, closed to traffic until 3:00 p.m. for some cleanup and maintenance work. it will be closed during those hours every day this week. reporting live in san francisco, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> beautiful scenery. check it out this morning. thank you. 8:39. caltrans crews will be removing trees to make room for new hov lanes, the trees are growing in between highway 37 and atherton avenue. 105 trees will be removed before construction begins on a project to widen highway one near petaluma. >> we've got a new crash in the south bay. what happened? >> a new accident, 85 northbound at candid avenue. it's on the map here. the traffic is going to be busy on 85 in the saratoga area.
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look at 17. it's also slow up to the san jose airport, 101 is trying to get into the act with slow traffic from capital expressway to sunnyvale, in pockets. let's look at a live picture of the 280-880 interchange. it's slow. a lot of stop-and-go traffic getting into the valley. and this morning if you are driving on westbound bay bridge, that traffic is backed up for about a 10-minute delay. it hasn't become any worse than that this morning. 8:41. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you, sir. sunshine, mild to warm, above average temperatures. there's really not a lot going on, even the fog looks like from the valleys we're losing out. no rain expected this week. occasionally higher clouds from weak systems to the north. way to the north. it's been a dry month. the 13th was the last time we had any measurable rainfall. we had some on the 11th, the 13th, none since. i don't expect any this week or the weekend, or even till the end of january, a week from
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today. we're not looking for any. we had record highs on the weekend. oakland 72 yesterday. that tied a record of 1974. saturday santa rosa was 74, highing a record high in 1988. if you're out and about, you said it's nice and warm, well, it was. 32 this morning in lake 33. lafayette and walnut creek, 39, among others. livermore, these temperatures now 40 minutes old, they are probably warmer than this. 50 already in san francisco. 46 mountain view. fremont's forecast started at 39. we'll go 56 at noon, then 66 today for an afternoon high with lots of sunshine. occasionally some higher clouds drift by, but that's it. that's it. the jet stream, everything stays so far to the north it can't do much here. maybe a pattern change early
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february. we'll see. fair, nice to mild. usually that's what happens. patchy fog to the valley but not really much left here. there was a sliver of it but it's mostly gone now. 60s, low, mid to upper. sunshine, cool cold nights and sunny warm days. >> all right. thank you, steve. 8:42. we're following developing news. >> that's a murder over there, half a block away, and then a murder here. >> another grim discovery early today in a troubled san francisco neighborhood. also, the pope has a special message involving 21st century communication.
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>> 8:46. the top stories we're following, one of the things we're following is breaking news, several police officer- involved shootings around the united states. a police officer in oregon was wounded during a traffic stop a few minutes ago. in florida, this is a live picture, look at all of the police and s.w.a.t. teams surrounding a house, two police officers were shot and killed this morning in st. petersburg. a third officer, a u.s. marshal, was wounded. and the death ll has just risen to 35 from the explosion this morning at moscow's
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busiest airport. you're looking at the first video just coming in of the attack. at least 130 people have been hurt. we're getting reports now the blast was caused by bomber. >> the search for 4-year-old juliani cardenas expanded to san jose where the accused kidnapper has family and friends in san jose. the search of a canal in paterson picks up tomorrow. 8:47. in the last hour, police in san francisco reopened webster street in the haight district where a woman's body was found in the president's car. tara moriarty spoke to the president of the business administration who is concerned about her family's safety. >> reporter: we did speak to her minutes ago. she said everyone around here is very concerned about what is going on in this neighborhood.
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if you take a look over here, this is where the burning car was found this morning with a woman's body inside. you can see all of the debris right here from the fire and you can see where it swept up along the tree up here and singed the leaves. now, right now we're going to take a look at pictures that a neighbor shot off his cell phone just after 3:00 this morning. witnesses say they heard a car alarm go off. they rushed to the window and saw the car engulfed in flames. arson and homicide investigators had the car removed by a flat bed tow truck about an hour-and-a-half ago to preserve all of the evidence. it is now being analyzed at a laboratory. neighbors are concerned because just three days ago, someone was killed a block away in an incident involving a shovel and a knife. some believe it was drug- related. >> i walked my 9-year-old down webster, this very block, every day to get to school. and so i don't want to be in a situation where i have to worry about my 9-year-old in crossfire or seeing something
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that he shouldn't see. >> reporter: we saw police and fire investigators combing the bushes and stairwells with flash lights early this morning. we're not sure what they were looking for, if it was some sort of weapon or what. again, at this point, the woman is considered a jane doe until investigators can determine her identity. neighbors that we spoke to this morning said that in just the past week they have had two safety meetings to try regulate stuff around here and they are going to be meeting once again especially in light of what's happened early this morning. we're live in san francisco. i'm tara moriarty, channel 2 news. thank you. 8:49. a member of los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa's staff was placed on administrative leave after being arrested last night on suspicion of attacking police officers at a nightclub. that unidentified staffer and her husband were arrested and later released after posting bail. police say they received a domestic disturbance call and
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the female staffer reportedly jumped on the back of one of the police officers and started hitting him as they took her husband into custody. if that staffer with a a member of the gang re-- that staffer was a member of the gang office. a dispute over privacy, many german users why angry that facebook's friend finder was mining e-mail addresses from private lists and asking them to join facebook. after seven months of negotiations, facebook has agreed to a prominent explanation about friend finder on user pages, and include instructions for limiting the application's access to private e-mail lists. this morning, the pope is issuing a message about being responsible online. he told bloggers to be respectful when spreading the message about the catholic faith on the web, part of a speech for the church's world day of social communications.
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the pope has a website, facebook page and youtube channel as a way to reach young people. 8:50. they may not brag about it but actors from several big screen blockbuster movies have been nominated for this year's razzy awards. the "twilight" saga, nominated in nine razzy categories, including the worst movie. worst supporting actress including cher for burlesque, liza minelli for "sex and the city," and barbra streisand for little fockers. the razzies, as you know, are the opposite of the academy awards. they are supposed to be recognizing the worst performances. the winners of the razzies will be announced february 26. >> i can't date her, she's my oldest friend. >> i know what you mean. audiences had no problem making commitments to ashton kutcher and natalie portman, playing friends with benefits who try not to fall in live.
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the green hornet slipped to number two. the dilemma, king's speech and true grit round out the top five at the box office. all right. nine minutes before 9:00. getting high off a soft drink? the new line of soda that may hit store shelves. also in san francisco, a in a way the city is trying to encourage people to stop buying water in throw-away plastic bottles. ;
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>> the cruise ship stranded off the southern california coast last year is now in san francisco for repairs. this is a live look actually of the ship in the bay, still looking hazy out there. this morning bay area workers will start fixing the damage on the carnival splendor. a fire at sea left 4500 passengers without running water, electricity or hot food for days. the work could take about a month. in san francisco they are launching an efforts to prevent water bottle waste and promote good tap water, replacing water fountains with refilling stations like this one, where people can fill their own reusable water bottles. currently there be seven refilling stations around town with a goal of 15. the first ones are in golden gate park, academy of sciences, airports and several schools. this is new. a california businessman plans to bring pot to pop.
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clay butler is marketing a line of medical marijuana soft drinks. the drink is called canna cola. it contains thc. it could possibly be available as early as springtime. the 12-ounce bottle would cost between $10 and $15. 8:55. sleeping with your pets could be hazardous to your health according to a study out of uc- davis about diseases you can catch from dogs and cats. researchers say they came up with an extensive list of contagious diseases including the plague, parasites and cat scratch disease. the risk is low but when it occurs it can be life- threatening for children and people with weak immune systems. the woman from idaho who won almost $200 million in a mega millions jackpot last month has disappeared and her estranged husband plans to sue
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to get part of the money. the 29-year-old, here is her photo in 2003 after police say she was attacked by her estranged husband. they were never legally separated so i may be entitled to get part of the jackpot money. she has not been seen or heard from since she was named the winner of the lottery. >> wow! all right. we want to check in with sal one more time. new information about the san francisco closure. sal? >> we've been talking about the great highway being closed today. they have postponed that closure until tomorrow. they will close it for the rest of the week for sand removal. so i guess they are not ready to do it today. they decided to go ahead and start tomorrow instead. you won't see traffic closures today. let's take a look at 880. it's slow, driving up past the coliseum, slow traffic to oakland. westbound bay bridge recovering, a five-minute delay before you make it onto the
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span. and the 101 in san francisco, approaching the downtown area, moderately heavy traffic now. 8:57. let's go to steve. >> sunshine, hazy sunshine, mild conditions. it started cold. a lot of 30s and 40s. we'll end up with low mid-upper 60s. more of the same all the way to the end of the week, probably the end of the month. >> we'll see you tomorrow at 4:30. >> that's correct. >> a.m., yeah. >> that's correct. >> we start at 4:30 and we'll see you tomorrow. thanks for watching, everyone. >> bye now.
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